Have you heard of being a Harvest Hosts brewery? You need to, especially if you want to attract customers that you’ll love.
Even if you’re the best brewer on the block, you need to make sure people know that you’re the best brewer on the block. You need to get them to your brewery. So how do you do that if you’re the best brewer, but not the best marketer?
Hire a marketing agency, right? Yep, you’ll get right on that as soon as you cover the expenses of brewing supplies, equipment, staff, and overhead. Anyone in the beer industry knows marketing quite often takes a backseat when it comes to expenses that need to be covered. Ironically, though, spending money on marketing is what needs to be done to make money. You know the saying, “You need money to make money.”
But what if we told you there’s a unique marketing opportunity that doesn’t cost you a dime. Nor dollars? Ever heard of Harvest Hosts?
What is Harvest Hosts?
Harvest Hosts is a membership for RVers (or van-lifers) that provides unlimited overnight RV camping at over 7,000 breweries, wineries, distilleries, farms, museums, and other unique locations (including around 400 golf courses).
And what do RVers do when they travel? You got it! They spend money on food, drinks, and experiences. And they need a place to stay while traveling. As in a place to park.
And that is where you come in. You give them a place to park for the night. They give you business.
Harvest Hosts is a cost-free opportunity for you as a Host to share your offerings with Harvest Hosts members by simply opening up space for an overnight stay. Why? Because Harvest Hosts members spend millions of dollars each year while visiting Harvest Hosts locations. And you could be one of them.
“Meet extraordinary and interesting RVers from around the world while increasing your business revenue one parking spot at a time!”Harvest Hosts
Intrigued? Got more Questions? We’ve got answers.
How does Harvest Hosts market for my brewery?
FREE MARKETING – Everyone is looking for creative and unique ways to get their business known. Harvest Hosts does this for you, at no cost to you. Because travelers come to you through the Harvest Hosts website and app, you don’t have to do any marketing to get them to your brewery.
Harvest Hosts’ 200,000+ members are encouraged to support the businesses they visit by purchasing what they sell. All you the business has to do in return is to allow the members to stay overnight ONE night. And with members from the United States, Canada, and around the world supporting businesses and breweries like yours…everybody wins!
YOUR VERY OWN MARKETING PAGE – Once members sign up, they gain access to the Harvest Hosts site and app where each Host has their own page. You can add pictures, video, and any information you want to tell members about your business.
It also includes links to your website and Facebook page. You can edit much of the information using your Host login to ensure accuracy of hours, products, parking instructions, available dates, the size of RVs allowed and more.
All you need is a one space for one RV to park. That one RV parking spot can open up many doors to increased referrals, business, and connections.
HARVEST HOSTS MEMBERS SPEND MONEY – according to Harvest Hosts, In 2021, Harvest Hosts members spent almost $40 million. This number has been projected to exceed that in 2023 and years to come. Not only that, but well-established Hosts have seen their additional average revenue increase by $10,000 to $25,000 from Harvest Hosts Member spending. Of which, by the way, Harvest Hosts takes no cut from at all.
COMMUNITY CONNECTION – You’ll meet extraordinary and interesting folks from around the world while receiving support for your brewery from an incredible, tight-knit community of RVers. We are fond of saying that beer is about more than just the beer. Nowhere does this hold more true than with travelers and locals bonding around beer at a local craft brewery.
REVIEWS & REFERRALS – Harvest Hosts members can be your ambassadors of goodwill. They can write reviews both on the Harvest Hosts website and on social media.
In today’s world of trying to gain 5-star reviews to encourage customers to visit your brewery, or any business for that matter, why not let the customers do it for you in a way that helps, not hinders. RVers love to talk about the places they have visited along their journey, and the space to do so on the Harvest Hosts platform is highly valued by fellow travelers and beer lovers alike.
“Beer is just an integral part of the landscape when traveling.”Jeremy DeConcini, co-founder MotoSonora Brewing Co in Tucson, AZ
Harvest Hosts Marketing Creates Connections
And that right there my brewery friend, might just be the best marketing tool on the planet – the connections made, beer in hand, conversations reaching across the globe.
And it costs you nothing but a few moments to reach out and complete a short application. From there, you’ll customize your personal Harvest Hosts page and you’re all set. Let Harvest Hosts do the rest.
If you still have more questions, click here for our in-depth Q&A guide to becoming a Host for Harvest Hosts.
If you’re ready to join the ranks of other breweries and businesses with this unique and simple marketing opportunity, join now. Like you, we like referrals, too, so be sure to mention Living a Stout Life sent you when completing your Host application.
Testimonials from Host Breweries
But don’t take our word for it. Take the Hosts words. They’re the ones reaping in the benefits. And you should be, too.
And on a personal note, we’ve been Harvest Hosts members since 2018. We love supporting our local craft breweries. And when we can spend the night there, too, as a Harvest Hosts member, well, we generally spend even more money…happily.
“Out of the Harvest Hosts members, 99% of them are amazing people. They come as guests and then become great patrons. And they pass the word on. We can see the number of Harvest Hosts members growing. It’s exponential every year.”— Lori and Win Mitchell from Boothbay Craft Brewery in Boothbay, ME
“We welcome seekers of beer, people who love the road and want good beer. This place was built on the notion that road trips are one of the best ways to experience travel and find beer along the way.”— Jeremy DeConcini from MotoSonora Brewing Co in Tucson, AZ
“Harvests Hosts is a great program that brings us a good majority of our customers. And Harvest Hosts members love to talk, and we welcome that talk.”— Isaiah from Junkyard on 66 Brewery in Grants, NM
“Harvest Hosts is really the people from all around coming together over love of nature, love of travel, and love of beer. And we get to help facilitate great lasting friendships with people because we’re all kinda the same kin.”— Erin Engelke from Melvin Brewing in Alpine, WY
Win-Win Marketing with Harvest Hosts
As a Host brewery, you can increase your revenue. But more importantly, you can also increase your community connections. So the next time a stranger sidles on up to your bar after climbing out of their rig, get ready. Because travel stories told with beer in hand are quite capable of crafting connections that are stronger than the strongest ABV beer on the market.